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The National Safety Council has made it easy to become a Certified Defensive Driving Course Instructor with our eLearning Instructor Certification Program. Learn more.
Instructor Certification Training delivers high-quality instruction in an interactive, web-based environment. Learn the core knowledge about NSC Defensive Driving Courses, proven-effective facilitation techniques and the required training skills to deliver a successful driver safety program. With our eLearning Instructor Certification Program, you can:
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To become a certified Defensive Driving Course Instructor through our eLearning Program, NSC recommends candidates first attend the course they wish to teach. They also must successfully complete the following Certification Course sessions:
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IMPORTANT: State regulators in New York, New Jersey, Virginia and Connecticut mandate that NSC customize its driver safety training so drivers that complete our program in those states can take advantage of the state's driver benefits (insurance discounts, ticket dismissal, point reduction). In order to teach an NSC Defensive Driving Course in these states, additional NSC training beyond the eLearning Instructor Development Course is required. Contact NSC at (800) 432-5251 to learn more.
*Payment for Instructor Course and Instructor Resource Kit is required prior to beginning the certification program.
**Your Instructor credential is included when you complete the Certification Course. Instructor recertification is billed annually after that.
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